This week, we are continuing the Water Cycle and Weather units. These two units integrate with one another well. We will have lots of fun, hands-on activities involving weather instruments and climate. This week, students will be studying some important weather tools like the barometer, thermometer, anemometer, hygrometer, rain gauge, and the wind vane. Students will be quizzed on these instruments on Friday, September 11th! In class, they will practice using these tools to record our weather! More information on the standards of this unit, as well as this week's homework, can be found below. Please remind your child to be studying the science vocabulary throughout the week as it will help them on this Friday's quiz!
Standards for The Water Cycle Unit:
S4E3: Students will differentiate between the states of water and how they relate to the water cycle and weather.
S4E3.a - Demonstrate how water changes states from solid (ice) to liquid (water) to gas (water vapor/steam) and changes from gas to liquid to solid.
S4E3.b - Identify the temperatures at which water becomes a solid and at which water becomes a gas.
S4E3.c - Investigate how clouds are formed.
S4E3.d - Explain the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation).
S4E3.e - Investigate different forms of precipitation and sky conditions. (rain, snow, sleet, hail, clouds, and fog).
Science Homework for the Week:
Wednesday (9/9): Study Weather Instrument tools (found on the vocab sheet!) for Unit 2: Weather
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Densmore, and Ms. Spaeth